luffa


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Synonyms for luffa

the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa

any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits

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But I still grow luffa vines in my fields, wherever you throw its seeds in they grow quickly," Zein said.
Fruits of Luffa cylindrica were collected from Kolatia, Dhaka district, Bangladesh during September 2013.
Trellis varieties include dippers, snakes, birdhouses, bottles and luffa.
4] Curcumis melo [121, 261] Luffa acutangula [71] Momordica charantia [71] Trichosanthes kirilowii [175] CYCADALES Cycadaceae Cycas rumphii [211] Zamiaceae Encephalartos altensteinii [211] Macrozamia moorei [211] Zamia furfuracea [211] Z.
This includes pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan), a native of the eastern peninsula in the region of Bastar and Orissa, which occurs during the latest levels at Sanganakallu, and a fibre-gourd Luffa cylindrica (normally cooked as food when immature), which probably derives from domestication in northern or eastern India.
Hugh said: 'Arnica will help the aches and strains after a long day of walking while luffa, a vegetable extract, is great for hayfever.
The order Violales contains many economically important plants [Begonia, Carica papaya, Citrullus, Cucumis, Cucurbita, Lagenaria, Luffa, Passiflora, and Tamarix] , it also includes the genus Viola (Cronquist, 1981).
Every woman is in a different category - Emily is engaged, Kate has a boyfriend, Vikki is a lesbian, Nancy is divorced, Luffa is single and Ann Louise is married.
Also try growing a luffa, the bathroom sponge plant.
Now if we look more carefully at the subheadings, information is provided on artichokes, asparagus, amaranth, asparagus bean, asparagus lettuce or celtuce, okra, onion, calabaza, chayote, Jicama and Luffa.
As part of the screening process to locate plants or plant parts with antihyperglycemic and antinociceptive properties, this study was conducted to evaluate the above two properties of methanolic extract of fruits of Luffa acutangula in Swiss albino mice.
Luffa helps to combat sneezing, blocked and runny noses.
Different chemical treatments were conducted on the Luffa cylindrica fibers with aqueous solutions of 2% NaOH, or (1-3%) methacrylamide at distinct treatment times.